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DBTAP(1) General Commands Manual DBTAP(1)

NAME

dbtap - manipulate SIMH .tap magtape container files in DOS/BATCH-11 format

SYNOPSIS

dbtap -l CONTAINER ...
dbtap -c [OPTIONS] CONTAINER FILE ...
dbtap -a [OPTIONS] CONTAINER FILE ...
dbtap -e [OPTIONS] CONTAINER ...

DESCRIPTION

dbtap manipulates .tap magtape container files used by SIMH and written in DOS/BATCH-11 file format. It supports four different commands:
-l
List the contents of one or more container files.
-c
Create a new container and append the given files.
-a
Append the given files to an existing container.
-e
Extract files from one or more container files.

OPTIONS

-r LEN
Specify max tape record size when writing. (512 <= LEN <= 65536).
-A LIST
By default, files are transferred in Binary mode. This switch is used to specify file extensions which should be transferred in Ascii mode (e.g. ".MAC:.BAT" or ".MAC,.BAT").
-E
Include prog,proj in filename when extracting (e.g. "FILE_ggg_jjj.EXT").
-S
DOS/BATCH-11 uses 6+3 (name+extension) for filenames, including on magtape. Over time, the magtape definition changed to allow 9+3 filenames by adding an extra word to the filename record. By default, this program uses the 9+3 format but the -S switch may be used to force 6+3 filenames when writing to tape.
-P prog,proj
Specify prog,proj number when writing to tape. Numbers are in octal. Default is [1,1].

SEE ALSO

cpytap(1), rawtap(1)
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